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New Texas Laws Impacting Businesses

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On September 1, 2021, more than 650 new Texas laws went into effect. As businesses ensure compliance with several of the new laws, Jackson Walker provides a summary below of a number of newly effective and upcoming laws....more

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Open Meetings And The Firearm Carry Act Of 2021

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During the recent 2021 session, the Legislature passed The Firearm Carry Act of 2021 (House Bill 1927), which allows qualified Texans and other citizens to carry open or concealed handguns without a permit. The new state law...more

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Employers Can Still Say “No Carry” Under South Carolina’s New “Open Carry” Law

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On August 15, 2021, South Carolina’s new “Open Carry With Training Act” took effect. Under the new “Open Carry” law, individuals who possess a South Carolina concealable weapon permit (“CWP”) can carry a concealable weapon...more

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Federal Court Declines To Protect Smith & Wesson From New Jersey Subpoena

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Acting New Jersey AG Andrew Bruck obtained a ruling from the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey dismissing a lawsuit brought by gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. and related entities (collectively,...more

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Rights of Tennessee Employers to Bar Firearms and Weapons in the Workplace Remains Unchanged

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Effective July 1, 2021, Tennessee’s Constitution Carry law allows individuals over the age of 21 (or military members between ages 18 to 20) to carry a firearm, both concealed and open, with or without a carry permit. ...more

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Legislative Update: Impact of New “Constitutional Carry” Law on Commercial Landlords

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is House Bill 1927, named the Firearm Carry Act of 2021. Effective September 1, the law will authorize Texans ages 21 and up, who are not otherwise prohibited by state or federal law from possessing a firearm, to legally...more

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Much Ado About Nothing: The Firearm Carry Act Of 2021’s De Minimis Effect On Guns In The Workplace

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Keys. Phone. Wallet. Mask. For the past year, those have been the staple items most individuals have ensured they have on their person before leaving their home to go to work. But as Covid-19 cases continues to subside in the...more

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Iowa 2021 Legislative Report – End of Session Summary

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Two and a half weeks beyond the 110th calendar day of the session, the 2021 session of the 89th General Assembly of Iowa adjourned sine die just before midnight on Wednesday, May 19.  Originally slated to end April 30,...more

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Court Upholds Narrow University Rule To Reduce Firearm Crime

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Key Points: The Western District of the Missouri Court of Appeals upheld a narrow portion of section 110.010.B.4(a) of the University of Missouri System Rules and Regulations that prohibits employees or students from...more

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Ohio Supreme Court Grants Interim Revival Of Madison Local’s Resolution To Allow Employees To Carry Concealed Weapons

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On August 26, 2020, the Supreme Court of Ohio, in Gabbard v. Madison Local School District Board of Education, granted the Board’s Motion to Stay the March 30, 2020 decision of the Twelfth District Court of Appeals, which...more

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Armed School Personnel: A Judicial Update From The Twelfth District Court Of Appeals

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The arming of school personnel as a safety and security measure for public schools has been given some guidance in the form of a decision by the Twelfth District Court of Appeals in a Butler County case involving the Madison...more

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United States Supreme Court Denies Cert. in Remington Arms Co. LLC v. Soto

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The United States Supreme Court has denied certiorari in Remington Arms Co. LLC v. Soto, No. 19-168.  While the focus of this case ought to remain on the families and the Newtown community, this decision has broad...more

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Be Aware of Potential Legal Restrictions When Implementing a Workplace Weapons Policy

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In what has become an all-too-familiar headline, an individual who had recently been terminated from his job is responsible for the deaths of seven innocent victims and injury to over a dozen more. Over Labor Day weekend in...more

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Potential Gun Control Legislation Amid Recent Mass Shootings

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In the wake of recent mass shootings, the debate over gun control legislation is likely to take center stage when the 116th Congress returns in September. Since January 3, 2019, 100 bills containing the word "guns" have been...more

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Will Ohio Become the 17th State to Allow Residents to Carry Concealed Guns Without a License?

Ohio may become the 17th state to allow individuals to carry concealed guns without a permit. Currently, in the state of Ohio, in order to obtain a concealed handgun license, which is valid for 5 years, an Ohio resident must...more

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Illinois Supreme Court Finds Statute Regulating Stun Guns and Tasers Unconstitutional - A Portion of the State's Unlawful Use of...

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• In People v. Webb, the Illinois Supreme Court found that an Illinois statute prohibiting the carriage or possession of a stun gun or taser in public violated the Second Amendment. • The Court applied a two-part test to...more

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Update on the West Virginia Legislature: Halfway Point - Issue 6

We are now just over halfway through the legislative session. By Friday, February 8, the 31st day of the 60 day regular session of the West Virginia Legislature, the House of Delegates had introduced 944 bills, while the...more

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Mess with the Bull, Get the Horns

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We all know workplace violence is no laughing matter. All HR professionals should be well versed in the laws applicable to weapons in the workplace at all of your organization’s locations. ...more

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Dear Littler: Do I Have to Allow Guns in the Workplace?

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I’m a vice president of a retail company operating in five states. While visiting one of our stores, I overheard some employees talking about their handguns. One mentioned keeping her firearm in her car, while another said he...more

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Tennessee Gives Employers Option to Allow Limited Carrying of Concealed Firearms at Work

Tennessee property owners, including employers, are generally authorized to prohibit the possession of weapons by any person at meetings conducted by an employer or on property owned, operated, managed, or under the control...more

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Gun Violence And Changing Laws: What Employers Need To Know

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YouTube’s experience on April 3, 2018, in which a non-employee with no direct link to the company entered the workplace and started shooting a firearm at employees, highlighted concern for an “active shooter” scenario in the...more

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Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 -- If you want to take your gun to New York, you could be facing criminal charges

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The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 amends the federal criminal code to allow an individual, eligible to carry a concealed firearm in his or her state of residence, to carry that handgun in another state, even in a...more

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Employers Should Not Fear the So-Called "Take Your Guns to Work Act"

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On March 9, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law the newly enacted Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, on March 9, the first gun control measure enacted in the state in over 20 years. While, that...more

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Guns in the Workplace: A Three-Part Series

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Few topics produce more heated reactions than guns, gun violence, and the Second Amendment. For employers in North and South Carolina, this subject can be especially fraught, as both states are near or at record highs in gun...more

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In Fear of a Lobby – In sacrifice of our children

May our children NEVER AGAIN die unnecessarily - The Florida state legislature failed our students miserably. They faced a crisis that has been in the making since even before Columbine: a disturbed person, a former...more

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